One day private tour in Rio


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



Spanish (conversational), Portuguese (fluent), English (fluent)

"A must do!"

My "must do" tour in Rio is designated for travelers that have only a short time in the city and would still like to have an overview of the beauties of Rio. This is a one day sightseeing tour in the city, visiting most of the major attractions of Rio.

You will be experiencing the greatest geographic view that Rio offers crossing the largest urban forest in the world. Tourism season in Rio is from November through March. During this period we recommend picking one of the famous attractions like Corcovado or Sugar loaf to visit to cover more of the city. These attractions have approx. 3 hour waiting line if not getting there first thing in the morning!


The "must do" tours are for people with short time and who have never visited the city before.

It's one day sightseeing tour visiting the most famous attraction of Rio like the Christ Redeemer statue, Tijuca's forest, famous beaches and Sugar Loaf.

Details on the program like stop for lunch or snacks or local souvenirs, visit to specific sights are subjected to time and each customer interest.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel lobby, air port or cruise ship terminal at a pre set time

End location: You will be dropped off at either your hotel, Cruise ship terminal, Air port or any other location of your choice.

Duration: 8 hours

Minimum duration of a tour is 4 hours. We do not have maximum time. A full day is usually considered an 8 hour tour


For groups up to 4 people I drive my own car - GM station wagon year: 2017
For larger groups I rent a bigger van.

What’s Included

English speaking guide or in many cases a driver/guide and a city's specialist, private car, parking and tolls.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

82 Real - R$ 82 or approx. 30 USD is the cost p/person today for the cable car to Sugar loaf or to access the Christ Redeemer monument. Prices may change along the year, but this was adopted for the tour season in 2015. We suggest to allow us to buy them previously so we gain time on the lines and traveler pay us cash directly in Brazil in either currency!

What’s Extra

Attraction tickets when needed, souvenirs and meals.
If you need airport pick-up or drop-off add $50 USD (payable on the day)

A Recent Review of this tour

What a great introduction to Rio! We spent the day with Valeria, guide partners with Leticia. Valeria drove us to Corcovado for the iconic Christ the Redeemer picture, the artsy Santa Theresa neighborhood, and Olympic Blvd to see the activities on the dock and gorgeous murals by Kobra. We didn't want the day to end. The history of each area explored was explained in a way that was interesting and not overwhelming. We also enjoyed trying local appetizers and drinks. Thank you for a memorable day!
Jordana Templin

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